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I can get the selectedIndex but how do I get the text (not the value) of the selected item?
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by:himanshut
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For instance, there’s a HTML select element identified by the ID #title, and after the user has selected one of the options, you want to get the text and value of the selected option.

<select id="title">
  <option value="1">Mr</option>
  <option value="2">Mrs</option>
  <option value="3">Miss</option>
</select>

Now that the user has selected the 2nd option: Mrs. To get the value (in this case, ‘2’):

$("select#title").val();

Which is also the common function to return the value of all other form controls.

To get the text of the selected option (in this case, ‘Mrs’):

$("#title option:selected").text();


Cheers!
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by:GaryRasmussen
ID: 33740030
This is a C$# application using a webbrowser control.  I do not recogonize this syntax.
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by:himanshut
ID: 33740053
This syntax is for jQuery. Extended version of Javascript you can say
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by:himanshut
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protected void Button_Click (Object sender, EventArgs e)
{
Label1.Text = "You selected:";

for (int i=0; i<=Select1.Items.Count - 1; i++)
{
if (Select1.Items[i].Selected)
Label1.Text += "
   - " + Select1.Items[i].Text;
}
}
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by:GaryRasmussen
ID: 33740061
I would prefer to just the mshtml objects.  Something like this is getting me close ...

            mshtml.HTMLSelectElement list = (mshtml.HTMLSelectElement)htmlDoc.all.item("City", 0);
            mshtml.HTMLElementCollection options = (mshtml.HTMLElementCollection)list.options;
            Debug.WriteLine("City: " + options.item(null, list.selectedIndex));
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by:GaryRasmussen
ID: 33740076
Thanks but that is javascript.

The mshtml.HTMLSelectElement does not have an Items collection
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by:GaryRasmussen
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I figured out how to do it but geez does it seem like overkill.  If anyone knows a better way, go ahead and post but for now I gotta move on with this because I am way behind schedule ...

            mshtml.HTMLSelectElement list = (mshtml.HTMLSelectElement)htmlDoc.all.item("StateDropDown", 0);
            mshtml.HTMLElementCollection options = (mshtml.HTMLElementCollection)list.options;
            mshtml.HTMLOptionElement option = (mshtml.HTMLOptionElement)options.item(list.selectedIndex, null);
            Debug.WriteLine("State: " + option.text);
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himanshut earned 2000 total points
ID: 33740208
Well,
jQuery eliminated all this coding as I posted in the earlier replies.
For that you need to add the latest jQuery script in your .aspx and then you can try out various things without lengthy coding and DOM elements.

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by:GaryRasmussen
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Luckily I don't usually have to code like this.  This was just a special case project that had to be done immediately.  Maybe I will get the chance to look into jquery but not right now.

Thanks,
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